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05-26-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 271
Posted By T-Mar

It's definitely a 1989 model based on the serial...

It's definitely a 1989 model based on the serial number, frame features and Sport LX compnents. However, it's not a Fuji, as they didn't use that format during this era. It's also unlikely to be a...
05-26-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 692
Posted By T-Mar

Based on what I read somewhere, a long time ago,...

Based on what I read somewhere, a long time ago, I call them channel section rims, as the small enclosed section in the corners look like channels. . It's may not be the best description but in my...
05-23-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 296
Posted By T-Mar

Assuming black Dura-Ace is OEM, time range is...

Assuming black Dura-Ace is OEM, time range is 1975 to 1978 model years. Probably 1978, based on serial number. Curiously, the crankset is Sugino Mighty Comp. Rims appear to be early 1980s Araya Aero...
05-23-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 277
Posted By T-Mar

Those stamped dropouts weren't proprietary and...

Those stamped dropouts weren't proprietary and were used by several Asian manufacturers, including Kawamura and Kuwahara, to name but two. The frame itself appears to be 1970s but the Unicrown fork...
05-23-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By T-Mar

Canada got a version of the Record, called the...

Canada got a version of the Record, called the Team Record, in Ti-Raleigh livery. Other wise, it was pretty much the same as the bottom of the line Record. It was fairly common practice after a big...
05-21-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By T-Mar

Yes, it's definitely a 1989 model. Those graphics...

Yes, it's definitely a 1989 model. Those graphics were only used in 1988 and 1989 and the serial number indicates April 1989 manufacture by Hodaka of Taiwan.
05-21-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By T-Mar

The subject bicycle is a 1986 Norco Bush Pilot,...

The subject bicycle is a 1986 Norco Bush Pilot, manufactured by Fairly of Taiwan in September 1985. It was 4th a lineup of five ATB models. Lots of items kept the cost down. besides the previously...
05-21-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By T-Mar

You don't see those Sekine SHR very often. They...

You don't see those Sekine SHR very often. They were the immediate predecessor to the SHS. When we sold Sekine, the olive coloured models were always the last to sell.
05-20-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 279
Posted By T-Mar

Often catalogs don't illustrate the female...

Often catalogs don't illustrate the female version s and even if they do, they're not always accurate. Here's a fixie/SS version of a 1985 Traveller with a "Sport" style frame. It has the...
05-20-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 279
Posted By T-Mar

Based on the serial number, I'm thinking Schwinn,...

Based on the serial number, I'm thinking Schwinn, The serial number indicates the same year as the fork but is late enough in 1984 that it is probably a 1985 model. Schwinn did use lugs did have that...
05-19-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By T-Mar

Short dropouts plus a CPSC compliant front...

Short dropouts plus a CPSC compliant front derailleur suggest 1978+. However, I don't think it's much newer that that based on the exposed brake nuts. Campagnolo Nuovo Gran Sport, suggests mid-range...
05-19-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By T-Mar

The subject rear derailleur is the final version...

The subject rear derailleur is the final version of the Skitter, the RD-1000, circa 1977-1980. It had a claimed gear capacity of 28T and could handle a 30T large cog. Since you are running a single...
05-19-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By T-Mar

Agreed, the blue paint is almost certainly owner...

Agreed, the blue paint is almost certainly owner applied. As noted, it may be hiding damage. Too bad about the magic marker colouring of the brand name. It appears to have the grub screw to hold the...
05-18-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By T-Mar

It's definitely not CBC or Giant. The serial...

It's definitely not CBC or Giant. The serial number would appear to indicate August 1991 which matches well with the badge date. The format could be Greenville or Bridgestone. Given the era, I'd...
05-17-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,427
Posted By T-Mar

To remove and adjust the bottom bracket, the...

To remove and adjust the bottom bracket, the proiper tools are:

1. Lockring spanner (Parl HCW-5 or equivalent)

2. Adjustable cup spanner (Park HCW-11 or equivalent)

Most people don't remove...
05-16-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By T-Mar

Yes, 1983 is correct. It's an SR Silstar. model...

Yes, 1983 is correct. It's an SR Silstar. model SH-100QR. The large flange hubs were 100 series, while the small flange version were 300 series. While large flange hubs were popular for early ATBs,...
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By T-Mar

Link to OP's photo gallery:...

Link to OP's photo gallery: https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/518142

The serial number isn't quite was I was expecting. I'm not sure if it was misread or stamped incorrectly. While the component...
05-13-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,039
Posted By T-Mar

Well, at least they were better than the Italian...

Well, at least they were better than the Italian Pinarello brand in one aspect - decals.

All kidding aside, this sort of thing turns up more often than you would expect. If Pinarello hadn't...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,623
Posted By T-Mar

Shimano STX was pretty far down the hierachy in...

Shimano STX was pretty far down the hierachy in 1996, 5th in the ATB groups. It's also not the full group, with a least a brakeset, crankset and Gripshift cost concession. Still, it's solid, function...
05-11-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 361,139
Posted By T-Mar

Based on the serial number, it should be a 1983...

Based on the serial number, it should be a 1983 model. The specifications for 1982 & 1983 were almost exactly the same.
05-11-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 361,139
Posted By T-Mar

Thank-you for the picture of the tubing decal,...

Thank-you for the picture of the tubing decal, though it doesn't help much. With plain gauge aluminum tubing I don't think it's anything really special. The Shimano components would date it to the...
05-11-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 29,029
Posted By T-Mar

The safety levers on Sekine work much better than...

The safety levers on Sekine work much better than those on many other marques. The reason for this was that the brake levers were factory installed using jigs to ensure the optimum position for...
05-11-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 355
Posted By T-Mar

The Tracer was actually a significant step down...

The Tracer was actually a significant step down from the Sugino PX, as it was a swaged construction. Additionally, the spider is larger, incorporating both bolt circles (see pic with inner & outer...
05-10-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By T-Mar

Looks like a Sugino Maxy crankset and SunTout V...

Looks like a Sugino Maxy crankset and SunTout V rear derailleur with a V-Compe up front. If OEM, this suggests, post boom, circa 1975-1976. The rear dropouts appear to be stamped, so the the tubeset...
05-10-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,280
Posted By T-Mar

I'm neither surprised nor saddened by the...

I'm neither surprised nor saddened by the announcement. My respect for Colnago (both the man and the bicycle) started going downhill in the late 1970s and by the turn of the century, I considered...
05-10-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,490
Posted By T-Mar

Or perhaps the 1st character was struck, upside...

Or perhaps the 1st character was struck, upside down. I imagine it was a fairly common mistake, après déjeuner avec vin.
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By T-Mar

Adult male bicycles garner the most interest from...

Adult male bicycles garner the most interest from this era. This is at the wrong end of the interest spectrum. There may be some interest for some of the gender neutral parts on it.
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By T-Mar

That's definitely an eclectic component mix but...

That's definitely an eclectic component mix but there's not a dog in the bunch; Campagnolo Record shift levers and brakeset, Campagnolo Gran Sport hubs, Shimano 600EX crankset and SunTour MK II...
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By T-Mar

Thank-you. That's the same emblem used on the...

Thank-you. That's the same emblem used on the Oxford Cycle emblem. So Oxford Japan Corp. and Oxjap do appear to be the same or at least related. ...
05-04-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By T-Mar

Hmm, "Super Coarse". There's a Freudian slip, if...

Hmm, "Super Coarse". There's a Freudian slip, if ever I saw one. :D
05-04-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 641
Posted By T-Mar

Olympia is a full range Italian brand founded by...

Olympia is a full range Italian brand founded by Carlo Borghi in 1893, making it the 2nd oldest Italian brand in continuous manufacture, after Bianchi. The company sponsored a pro team in the 1930s...
05-04-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 189,154
Posted By T-Mar

Obviously taken later, after he learned how to...

Obviously taken later, after he learned how to ride. :D
05-03-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 560
Posted By T-Mar

Besides 024, there was also 026 (plain gauge...

Besides 024, there was also 026 (plain gauge CroMo for heavy touring and track).Both date back to the boom era. In the late 1970s they introduced 0245 and 0265 (single butted and double butted...
05-03-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 560
Posted By T-Mar

That BB shell was a standard, off the shelf item...

That BB shell was a standard, off the shelf item and not proprietary to any one manufacturer. It was used at least as early as the mid-1970s and at least as late as the mid-1980s. You''ll find it on...
05-03-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By T-Mar

Sorry I'm not familiar with this brand. However,...

Sorry I'm not familiar with this brand. However, that is the 2nd version of the SunTour Honor which should put it right around the peak of the early 1970s bicycle boom. The serial number may provide...
05-03-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,193
Posted By T-Mar

Assuming all other factors remain the same, SLX...

Assuming all other factors remain the same, SLX will be slightly stiffer than 531. 631OS came in multiple gauges and diameters, so there will be variance but it will be the stiffest frame....
04-29-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 414
Posted By T-Mar

As noted, Bowden cable operated brakes existed in...

As noted, Bowden cable operated brakes existed in the late 1890s. However, it seems there was a lot of national peference when it came to braking systems. Bowden cables were used primarily in...
04-29-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 138
Posted By T-Mar

January 1986.

January 1986.
04-29-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,244
Posted By T-Mar

Steed? I'm the Steed type. My two wheeled partner...

Steed? I'm the Steed type. My two wheeled partner is an (Emma) Peel. Elegant, svelte, blindingly fast and willing to take on anybody.
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By T-Mar

There's some kind of strange distortion in the...

There's some kind of strange distortion in the head tube, just above the lower lug. At first I thought it was just an effect from the cromovelato but it's visible in both pictures. Pass, regardless...
04-28-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 393
Posted By T-Mar

Definitely May 1984 manufacture in Japan by...

Definitely May 1984 manufacture in Japan by Kuwahara based on the serial number. However, I don't see how this would be Blue Line based on the Deore rear derailleur, shift levers.and Shimano...
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By T-Mar

It is a Tourmalet PH10LE. While it could be 1986,...

It is a Tourmalet PH10LE. While it could be 1986, 1985 is also a possibility. The exact manufacture date can be determined from the serial number. Peugeot called it a racing bicycle due to the...
04-26-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,771
Posted By T-Mar

121.5mm, for English (68mm) BB shell. 127.5mm for...

121.5mm, for English (68mm) BB shell. 127.5mm for Italian (70mm) BB shell.
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04-26-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,232
Posted By T-Mar

The post on kepohe's Carré has been tuned down....

The post on kepohe's Carré has been tuned down. It may have started out as 26.8mm but there's a significant neck starting about 20mm from the top. It needs to be measured it to determine the actual...
04-26-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 991
Posted By T-Mar

I wouldn't do this just by ovalizing the stay, as...

I wouldn't do this just by ovalizing the stay, as you're sacrificing lateral rigidity. Dimpling/fluting sacrifices lateral rigidity too, but not nearly as much, as the flute acts like a stiffening...
04-26-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 361,139
Posted By T-Mar

This is another Canadian market, Japanese...

This is another Canadian market, Japanese manufactured Bianchi, though this time, it's a 1983 model. I see what appears to be a Hi-Mangy tubing decal and 700C wheels, which would typically be a Bici...
04-24-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 361,139
Posted By T-Mar

I don't know what the market conditions are like...

I don't know what the market conditions are like in England but I wouldn't pay anywhere near $400 US for that bicycle in my region The frame is a decent, mass produced, mid-range frame. The component...
04-22-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 404
Posted By T-Mar

Lots or replacement parts on the bicycle but the...

Lots or replacement parts on the bicycle but the frame does look like an entry level, light touring model mage by Raleigh Canada. Full serial number? Picture assist;...
04-22-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By T-Mar

Let's give Roche full credit. He didn't just win...

Let's give Roche full credit. He didn't just win the double, he won the Triple Crown of Cycling in 1987. In addition to the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France, he also won the World Championship. The...
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By T-Mar

Ding -ding ding! We have a winner. Picture...

Ding -ding ding! We have a winner. Picture assist:
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